Hello everybody! About one month ago, we finally went for our first #OnetouchLive trip of the year, to Hell’s Gate National Park in Naivasha. It has always been a favourite OT weekend getaway, due to its proximity to the city and incredibly breathtaking scenery, which is sure to blow you away every single time you go there, so that no two adventures to the park are quite the same.
We left Nairobi considerably early on May 8th, with Lisa, who had made a full recovery from the Amboseli trip, save for the need to fill her radiator and Ubar, loud as ever and sporting a new set of off roading tires.
When we got to Elsa gate, we needed to buy firewood, which is an absolute must for any successful camp. Imagine having a barbecue on a little meko? 🙂 Needless to say, we were in the park more prepared than ever to fully maximise the two days we would be there.
Hell’s Gate is best to shoot in during the early morning or late in the evenings due to the long shadows the rock outcrops cast on the surrounding landscapes. This is the reason, coupled with the abundance of herbivores, there is never a dull moment in the park.
Unfortunately we did not have time to go into the gorge, which looks absolutely stunning. Except when flash floods suddenly roar through it, and one is forced to make a quick exit via the escape routes along the gorge.
Hell’s Gate is also home to the Olkaria Geothermal Power Project, which was funded by the Chinese government and accounts for 105MW of clean energy into the national power grid. Pretty interesting eh? Considering its all basically loads of hot water and steam with very little effects, if any, to the environment.